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[image]Dust and Smoke Over West Africa - Image derived from code developed by the using data from the Goddard Earth Sciences DAAC.
The West African coastline was partially hidden beneath a thick veil of haze—likely a mixture of dust and smoke from numerous agricultural fires—on February 17, 2004. In this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite, the active fire detections made by the sensor are marked in yellow. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
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[image]Hurricane Kate - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this bird's-eye view of Hurricane Kate on October 3, 2003 at 13:35 UTC. At the time this image was taken Kate had sustained winds of 110 mph with higher gusts. Kate has taken the shape of a classic hurricane with a well-defined eye that is approximately 25 miles in diameter. The National Hurricane Center is predicting that Kate will strengthen over the next 24 hours...
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[image]Hurricane Ivan - NASA image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ivan on September 5, 2004 at 13:30 UTC (9:30 AM EDT). At the time this image was taken Ivan was located approximately 1670 km (1040 miles) east of the Windward Islands and was moving towards the west near 33 km/hr (21 mph). Ivan had maximum sustained winds near 140 km/hr (85 mph) with higher gusts.The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions and formats...
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[image]Spring Floods in Central Europe: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/ MODIS Rapid Response team and the Goddard Earth Sciences DAAC.
eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/5000/5399/danube_tmo_02apr04_250m.jpg April 2, 2004 (1.5 MB) Spring run-off fills the rivers of Central Europe in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS ) image, collected by NASA's terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite on April 3, 2005. Melting snow has swollen the Danube River and its tributaries. In 2005 (top image), the dark blue rivers stretched beyond the lines that defined them in 2004 (lower image) particular...
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[image]Fires in Southeast Asia - Image courtesy the NCAR and University of Toronto
Fires continue to burn throughout southeast Asia. The Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite has been monitoring the impact of these intense local pollution sources on regional air quality through measurements of carbon monoxide in the lower atmosphere. Carbon monoxide is a good tracer of pollution since it is produced as a by-product of the combustion associated with the wildfires and agricultural fires that are widespread throughout the...
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[image]Hurricane Alex - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Alex on August 3, 2004 at 12:00 PM EDT. At the time this image was taken Alex had maximum sustained winds of 100 mph with higher gusts. Storm surges of 2-4 feet, heavy surf, and rip currents are expected to affect the entire Atlantic shoreline. According to the Tropical Prediction Center, Alex is moving towards the northeast at 15 mph and is expected to maintain that course over the next 24 hours.The ...
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[image]Typhoon Ketsana - Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, at NASA GSFC
Typhoon Ketsana spins north, northeast away from the Philippine Islands in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image captured by the Terra satellite on October 21, 2003 at 1:55 UTC. At the time this image was taken, the storm had a sustained winds of 144 miles per hour with gusts to 173 miles per hour, the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale...
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[image]Hurricane Kate - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Kate on October 4, 2003 at 14:20 UTC. At the time this image was taken Kate had sustained winds of 115 mph and was moving towards the west at 12 mph. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
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[image]Drought on the Serengeti Plain - Jeff Schmaltz
Widespread drought in eastern Africa has withered the grass and other vegetation of northern Tanzania’s famous Serengeti Plain in January 2006. The rainy season should have begun around October (2005), but so far, has failed to arrive. According to some news reports, the severe drought has created great stress among the Seregeti’s migrating wildlife, including wildebeest and zebras, as well as less nomadic animals such as giraffes...
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[image]Record Sea Ice Minimum: Natural Hazards - NASA -- NASA Image Of The Day
On September 15, 2007, at the time of the earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=17782 Arctic sea ice minimum, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer modis.gsfc.nasa.gov (MODIS) on NASA's terra.nasa.gov Terra satellite captured an unusually clear view of the open earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/natural_hazards_v2.php3?img_id=14547 Northwest Passage. Although clouds appeared over some of the Arctic in mid-September, skies were clear enough to allow Ter...
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[image]Hurricane Juan - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Juan approximately 360 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia. At the time this image was taken on September 28, 2003, Juan was packing sustained winds near 100 mph and was moving to the north at 20 mph. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
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[image]Typhoon Krovanh - Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, at NASA GSFC.
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this true-color image of Typhoon Krovanh as it was exiting the tropical island province of Hainan. Krovanh slammed into the island with howling winds and heavy rains and cut electricity in parts of its capital, Haikou. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
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[image]Hurricanes Olaf and Nora - Image courtesy Jesse Allen, based on data from the at NASA GSFC
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricanes Nora (center) and Olaf (left) on October 5, 2003. At the time this image was taken Nora had maximum sustained winds near 85 mph, while Olaf was just tipping the hurricane scale with sustained winds of 75 mph. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
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[image]Fires in Southern Mexico - Jeff Schmaltz
In southern Mexico, numerous fires were burning in the area between Lake Cuitzeo in the state of Michoacán and the Sierra Madre del Sur in the state of Guerrero on April 26, 2006. The MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image along with detections of actively burning fires (marked in red). Although MODIS cannot determine the cause of the fires it detects, this time of year is near the end of the region’s dry season, a time when people set agricultural fires to prepare for the upco...
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[image]Hurricane Kenna - Image by Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory; data provided by the , NASA GSFC
Packing winds of 160 miles per hour (257 km per hour), Hurricane Kenna intensified into a Category 5 storm on Oct. 25, 2002. Kenna is shown in this true-color image bearing down on Mexico’s west coast.This scene was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite, on October 24. Category 5 hurricanes, the strongest category, are capable of causing catastrophic damage...
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[image]Tropical Cyclone 01A - Image courtesy Jesse Allen, , based on data from the at NASA GSFC
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Tropical Cyclone 01A swirling in the Arabia Sea. The center of the storm was close to 250 km south of Veraval and was moving north towards the southern coast of Gujarat state with winds of 60-80 km/hr. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
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[image]Red Tide Along Florida's West Coast - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
A red tide bloom has waxed and waned along Florida’ southwestern coastline for months, dating back to late 2001. As recently as March 1, 2002, high concentrations of Karenia brevis were located along the Lee County and Collier County shorelines. In-water measurements revealed there are more than 1 million cells of the algae per liter of water—a level at which the organism become highly toxic to fish and shellfish in the area.This true-color image was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imagi...
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[image]Dust storm - NASA/JPL/MSSS
MOC wide angle cameras captured a dust storm advancing across the northern plains toward Tempe Terra on August 22, 1998.
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[image]Mount Merapi - Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory
This is an image of Mount Merapi, acquired by the MODIS on the Terra satellite on June 6, 2006. A red square marks the volcano’s summit; this “hotspot” is where the satellite sensor detected unusually warm surface temperatures. A gray plume emerges from the summit and blows westward away from the volcano, gradually dissipating as it goes. Clouds also appear in the region, distinguishable from the plume by their opaque white appearance...
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[image]Typhoon Nanmadol - NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the team.
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Nanmadol at 02:00 UTC on December 1, 2004. At the time this image was taken Nanmadol was located approximately 390 miles west-northwest of Yap and was moving at a brisk 28 mph towards the west-northwest. Maximum sustained winds were near 120 mph with higher gusts to 150 mph. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
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[image]Ice on the Great Lakes: Image of the Day - NASA -- Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/ MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
It is not unusual for the surface of Lake Erie to be covered by ice this time of year. This true-color image was taken on February 8, 2004, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Terra satellite. The scene shows ice covers most of Lake Erie, with the exception of a long narrow swath of surface water visible along its northern coastline. The opening in the ice reveals light blue and turquoise patterns in the water, probably the result of sediments...
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[image]Hurricane Bud - Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory
Hurricane Bud formed in the eastern Pacific on July 10, 2006 off the Pacific coast of Mexico. The tropical depression gathered power and size rapidly as it traveled northwesterly over the next several days, roughly parallel to, but well away from, the Mexican coast. The tropical depression was upgraded to tropical storm status and given the name Bud around midnight (local time) on July 11, and Bud was upgraded again to hurricane status only a few hours later...
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[image]Fires in Mexico and Central America - Image courtesy the NCAR and University of Toronto
The large number of fires that have been burning in southern Mexico and parts of northern Central America over the last two months have produced high concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO) in the lower atmosphere over the region. This false-color map of CO concentrations was acquired by the Measurements of Pollution in The Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument on NASA?s Terra satellite. The image shows the mixing ratio of CO at about 3 km (700 hPa) above the surface for May 3-8, 2003...
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[image]Hurricane Isidore over Yucatan Peninsula - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On September 23, 2002, Hurricane Isidore was stalled over the Yucatan Peninsula, churning the surf and dumping heavy rains on the region. The eye of the storm is located just over the tip of the Yucatan, roughly in the center of this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 9/23/02. Data End Date: 9/23/02.
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[image]Typhoon Sudal - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
The MODIS instrument on board NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Sudal on April 14 at 1:55 UTC. At the time this image was taken, Sudal was located approximately 547 miles west-southwest of Iwo Jima and was packing sustained winds of 117 mph with gusts to 132 mph. Sudal was moving northeast at 16 mph, and this movement was expected to continue over the next few days as the storm continues to weaken...
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[image]Drought on the Serengeti Plain: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA images courtesy the rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
Widespread drought in eastern Africa has withered the grass and other vegetation of northern Tanzania's famous Serengeti Plain in January 2006. The region's''short rains''season should have begun around October (2005), but by mid-January, had failed to arrive. According to some news reports, the severe drought created great stress among the Serengeti's migrating wildlife, including wildebeest and zebras, as well as less nomadic animals such as giraffes...
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[image]Fires in West Africa - Image by Jesse Allen, based on data from the
As Northern Hemisphere autumn progresses toward winter, fire activity in the Sahel and savannas just south of Africa’s Sahara Desert begins to increase. This image of western Africa captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on the Terra satellite on November 10, 2003, shows active fires marked with red dots. Sensor: Aqua/MODIS.
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[image]Hurricane Isabel northeast of the Lesser Antilles - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Isabel northeast of the Lesser Antilles Islands. At the time Isabel maintained a rare Category 5 status with maximum sustained winds near 160 mph. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 9/12/03. Data End Date: 9/12/03.
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[image]Tropical Cyclone Bento - NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the team.
The MODIS instrument flying aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Tropical Cyclone Bento on November 22, 2004 at 05:20 UTC. At the time this image was taken, Bento was located approximately 380 miles east-southeast of Diego Garcia and was moving towards the southwest at 5 mph. Maximum sustained winds were near 75 mph with gusts to 92 mph. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
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[image]Hurricane Juan south of Nova Scotia - Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Juan approximately 360 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia. At the time this image was taken on September 28, 2003, Juan was packing sustained winds near 100 miles per hour and was moving to the north at 20 miles per hour. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 9/28/03...
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[image]Hurricane Kenna - Image by Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory; data provided by the , NASA GSFC
Packing winds of 160 miles per hour (257 km per hour), Hurricane Kenna intensified into a Category 5 storm on Oct. 25, 2002. Kenna is shown in this true-color image bearing down on Mexico’s west coast.This scene was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra satellite, on October 24. Category 5 hurricanes, the strongest category, are capable of causing catastrophic damage...
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[image]Characteristics of Vegetation in Africa - Images courtesy NASA/GSFC/Boston University
In Africa, rainfall is the most important factor that affects where people and animals live, and influences patterns of plant growth. Life thrives when rain falls. These Leaf Area Index (LAI) and Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FPAR) images show characteristics of vegetation in Africa during December 2000. LAI corresponds to the green leaf area and FPAR measures how much sunlight the leaves are absorbing...
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[image]2010 Centennial Challenges Technical Symposium - NASA
Danny Gudea and Todd Mendenhall, of Terra Engineering, discuss their Regolith Excavator work. Photo courtesy of Patrick Connell/NASA HQ
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[image]Hurricane Ignacio - Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, at NASA GSFC
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft captured this true-color image of Hurricane Ignacio as it was bearing down on the southern tip of Baja.At the time this image was taken, Ignacio was packing winds near 105 mph, making it a Category 2 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale. On Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, the National Hurricane center issued a warning that the storm could produce 20 inches or more of rain to fall in the southern baja region and said the rains could cause “life-threate...
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[image]Iceberg Nursery - Image by Brian Montgomery, NASA GSFC; data courtesy MODIS Science Team
Almost an iceberg "nursery," icebergs continue to break away from the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica. This image from the MODerate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra spacecraft, shows the level of activity along the shelf near Ross Island on September 21, 2000. The B-15 fragments are remnants of the huge iceberg (nearly 4,250 sqare miles) which broke away from the Antarctic shelf in late March 2000.Slightly visible is the line where iceberg B-20 broke away from the shelf...
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[image]Tropical Storm Hagupit - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
Tropical Storm Hagupit can be seen closing in on Hong Kong in this true-color image taken on September 11, 2002, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft. The storm was packing sustained winds of up to 75 kilometers (47 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 95 kilometers (59 miles) per hour when this image was taken. Hong Kong is located on the lip of the largest inlet in the upper center portion of the image...
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[image]Hurricane Isabel - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Isabel northeast of the Lesser Antilles Islands. Isabel continues to maintain Category 5 status with maximum sustained winds near 160 mph. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
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[image]Hurricane Charley - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Charley on August 12 at 11:55 a.m. EDT. At the time this image was taken, Charley had maximum sustained winds near 90 mph with higher gusts and was moving toward the northwest at 17 mph.The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions and formats. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
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[image]Drought in West Africa: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided by Inbal Reshef as part of the www.pecad.fas.usda.gov/glam.cfm Global Agricultural Monitoring Project between NASA, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), and the University of Maryland.
Drought settled over West Africa's Ivory Coast region when wet season rains came late in 2007. Instead of beginning in February, the rainy season didn't start until March, and steady rains didn't start until late March, said the www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWFiles2007.nsf/FilesByRWDocUnidFilename/5B50927053A82B97852572C100649301-Full_Report.pdf//Full_Report.pdf Famine Early Warning System Network. Though the rain had started to alleviate the drought, vegetation was still depressed in parts of Cote d'Iv...
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[image]Hurricane Frances - NASA image courtesy Jesse Allen, based on data from the at NASA GSFC
In the nearly twenty-two hours that elapsed between when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite snapped the above image on August 30, and when the Terra satellite flew over the next day, Hurricane Frances intensified into a Category 4 storm. In the above image, acquired at 1:10 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT), Frances has maximum sustained winds of 194 kilometers per hour (121 mph), a Category 3 Hurricane...
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[image]Eruption of Pago - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
Mount Pago, located on the island of New Britain in the South Pacific, began in early August and continued through August 15, 2002, when this true-color scene was acquired by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), aboard NASA's Terra satellite. An ash plume is visible streaming northwards from the volcano, which is located near the center of the image in the red box. According to news articles, roughly 8,000 people have been evacuated from villages surrounding the volcano by ...
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[image]photo-jsc2004e28048 - NASA
JSC2004-E-28048 (21-25 June 2004) --- Three NASA astronaut candidates and a JAXA astronaut pull an ?injured? classmate or ?crewmate,? in this case, to safety following a simulated parachute evacuation over terra firma. The exercise was part of five days of during water survival training at Pensacola Naval Air Station. From the left are Dorothy M. Metcalf-Lindenburger, Educator Mission Specialist, Robert L...
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[image]Volcanic Activity on Merapi: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/ Goddard Earth Sciences DAAC.
After weeks of activity, Merapi had appeared to be calming down when a new eruption forced fresh evacuations of nearby villages, according to news reports. On June 14, 2006, the volcano spewed a cloud of volcanic ash, covering a village several kilometers away. On June 16, news reports announced two casualties from Mount Merapi. Two men who had been assisting in the evacuation of a nearby village sought refuge in one of the emergency bunkers on the volcano's slopes...
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[image]Lineated Valley Floor - NASA/JPL/MSSS
Valley floors in the middle latitudes, particularly in the "fretted terrain" of northern Arabia Terra (shown here) have curious grooved and pitted surfaces. These features not glaciers and show very little evidence (if any) of flow. Their origin is unknown. MOC image from July 1998.
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[image]Tropical Storm Enrique - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
On July 12, 2003, the MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this bird's-eye view of Tropical Storm Enrique in the warm Pacific waters southwest of Cabo San Lucas. At the time of this image Enrique had a minimum central pressure of 994 millibars with sustained winds near 55 knots (63 mph) and higher gusts to 65 knots (75 mph). Enrique was moving to the northwest at 13 knots (15 mph) and was expected to gradually weaken as it encountered cooler waters.The high-resolution image a...
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[image]Typhoon Kai-Tak: Image of the Day - NASA -- NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
Typhoon Kai-Tak was a powerful typhoon when it was observed by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ( modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/ MODIS ) on the terra.nasa.gov/ Terra satellite at 10:10 a.m. local time on October 30, 2005. At that time, Typhoon Kai-Tak had sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour), and the storm continued to gather strength as it moved northeastward toward a projected landfall on the northern Vietnamese coast...
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[image]Tropical Storm Bonnie - Image courtesy Jesse Allen, .
The MODIS instrument onboard NASA Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Tropical Storm Bonnie on August 9th at 1:00 PM EDT (17:00 UTC). At the time this image was taken, Bonnie was just beginning to exhibit signs of tropical storm development and had maximum sustained winds around 40 mph. Sensor: Terra/MODIS.
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[image]Vortex street near Madeira Island - Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
A vortex street streams slightly southeast of the Ilha da Madeira (Madeira Island) in this true-color Terra MODIS image acquired December 1, 2002. A vortex street forms when clouds over the ocean are disturbed by winds passing over land or other above-sea-surface obstacles, in this case the Ilha da Madeira. The southeastern movement of the low-level winds caused the clouds to line up in the same direction, called a street, and the wind’s passage over the islands caused the swirls, called vorti...
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[image]Tropical Storm Hagupit - Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC.
Tropical Storm Hagupit can be seen closing in on Hong Kong in this true-color image taken on September 11, 2002, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA?s Terra spacecraft. The storm was packing sustained winds of up to 75 kilometers (47 miles) per hour and gusts of up to 95 kilometers (59 miles) per hour when this image was taken. Hong Kong is located on the lip of the largest inlet in the upper center portion of the image...
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[image]Fires in Southeast Asia - Image courtesy of the NCAR and University of Toronto MOPITT teams.
Forest fires, for example those caused by lightning strikes, have long been part of many ecosystems. However, fires are having greater and greater impacts on the land and the atmosphere as the scale of the burning increases with human activity. Burning of forest and grassland is used in many regions for the purpose of land clearing, such as in Southeast Asia, where the yearly agricultural burning is at its peak.Among other pollutants and particles, biomass burning releases high amounts of carbon...
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